Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz (co-editor “Decoding Your Dog,” authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists) explains the Fear Free initiative in veterinary medicine. . . and why the kinds of techniques supported today to eliminate fear, anxiety and stress weren’t once taught (and still may not be) at veterinary schools.
Of course, veterinarians don’t want patients that are afraid, and pet owners don’t want pets afraid of vet visits. Now, let’s do something about it! And that’s what Fear Free is all about.
And explaining why he supports this program, it’s creator Dr. Marty Becker.